Everything You Need to Know About OLEDs, Quantum Dots & iPhone, Part II

3:30 PM, Jan. 21st, 2016 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

OLEDs, Quantum Dots & iPhone

A new LCD display technology for 4K UHD is called Quantum Dots. On the other hand, Organic LEDs are often mentioned as a next generation technology for iPhone displays.  Here is Part II of John's interview with Paul Gagnon, Director of TV Research at IHS Technology.  The discussion continues with manufacturing issues, suppliers, response times, costs and the ultimate winner down the road.

Everything You Need to Know About OLEDs, Quantum Dots & iPhone, Part I

4:20 PM, Jan. 20th, 2016 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

OLEDs, Quantum Dots & iPhone

A new LCD display technology for 4K UHD is called Quantum Dots. On the other hand, Organic LEDs are often mentioned as a next generation technology for iPhone displays.  John Martellaro interviewed Paul Gagnon, Director of TV Research at IHS Technology to find out more about these two technologies and possible use in Apple's future iPhone.

Three Cool Mac and iPad Holiday Toys for Your Inner Geek

4:45 PM, Dec. 2nd, 2015 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

Geek Toys for the Mac User

Several really nifty items have come across my desk recently
that are just in time for the inner geek in you. In this non-review quick look review I describe the Brydge mini keyboard for iPad mini 1,2 or 3, the Other World Computing Thunderbolt 2 Dock and the Macally USB-C/A four port USB 3 dock for the MacBook. You'll be forgiven for wanting all three after you read this.

My First Weekend With an Apple iPad Pro

4:45 PM, Nov. 16th, 2015 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

A first weekend with an iPad Pro

The iPad Pro is a breakthrough device, according to John Martellaro. With its generous RAM, fast CPU and GPU, USB 3, a gigantic display, multiple stereo speakers, Apple Pencil and Bluetooth-free keyboard, all combined with iOS 9 features, it sets a new path forward for iPads. John reports on his first weekend with his iPad Pro. 

Vidity: A Potential UHD/4KTV Game Changer - Will Apple Play?

3:30 PM, Sep. 1st, 2015 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

Next gen Apple TV & Vidity

Customers who like to watch movies and TV shows on their own devices have suffered somewhat over the years. Changing formats have made their libraries obsolete and onerous DRM has made moving content around problematic. A new proposal and standard, backed widely, called Vidity, aims to change all that. Will Apple join in?

Dozens of Projects That Let You Do Real Science on Your Mac

5:15 PM, Aug. 26th, 2015 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

Science Projects for Desktop Macs

Macs (and of course PCs with Linux or Windows) can be powerful tools when their collective computing capacity is aggregated on a network. If you're interested in exploring how you can contribute to important science causes with that Mac sitting on your desk, here are dozens of projects that could benefit from the gigaflops of computational power that you're currently using for kitten videos.

My 4 Favorite Features of OS X El Capitan

6:00 PM, Aug. 6th, 2015 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

4 Favorite El Capitan features

There are plenty of things to like about OS X El Capitan, due out this fall. Apple has focused on performance and experience, and that means some welcome new refinements of the user interface. Amongst the many improvements, John Martellaro has four in mind that he especially likes.

The Classic Macintosh GUI and its Evolution With the Internet

3:15 PM, Aug. 5th, 2015 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

The Evolution of the Mac GUI

In the early 1980s, expert computer users worked (struggled) with their PCs and workstations on the command line. Back then, Steve Jobs instinctively knew that in order for ordinary people to use a computer at home and school, a revolutionary graphical user interface would be required. But now, 30 years later, vastly more powerful computers connected on the Internet have dramatically changed how we can interact with them and each other. How has the classic Mac GUI both stood up and also changed with the times?

Eight Weeks With the MacBook Keyboard: Total Love

7:15 PM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · · John Martellaro’s Blog

Apple's new MacBook uses a new keyboard mechanism. The keys are larger, and the throw is shorter. So when people try it out for just a minute ot two in the Apple store, it may feel strange, different and even undesirable. But John Martellaro has been using his MacBook for eight weeks and loves it. He explains.